Good morning! Today I'm excited to tell you that I'm a Guest Designer over at Our Creative Corner! Their fun challenge this week is to make a masculine card, but to use non-masculine colors! A challenge, indeed; I always have trouble coming up with manly cards, but one of the things I usually fall back on is to use neutrals, greens, blues, colors that usually appeal to most men......when I asked my DH for the colors he considered the most unmanly, he said "pink and purple". I didn't think I could get away with pastels, so I darkened the hues. Here's my card:
supplies: kraft and brown cardstock, mauve and dark pink Core'dinations, unknown purple (thanks Mary Anne), chipboard figure from Wendi Vecchi Art Parts, Hero Arts S5208 Designer Woodgrain, K5175 Houndstooth, CL479 Dictionary Greetings, CL139 Birthday Messages, Penny Black 40-048 Paisley Outline, Anita's Teddy Bear ink, natural crochet thread, bright pink and brown buttons, nested
After choosing these non-masculine colors, I set about bringing the masculinity back in with the stamped patterns: a woodgrain, text, houndstooth, and subtle paisley. Thank you, Our Creative Corner, for this opportunity to play with you - I enjoyed the challenge! Please visit there to see what the other DT members did this week.